Smoky Mac 'n Cheese

Smoky Mac 'n Cheese


"Smoked Cheddar and Muir Glen® fire roasted tomatoes are the secret ingredients that give this updated mac 'n cheese its intense flavor."


55 m servings 492 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 492 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 29.2 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 644 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on box. Return to saucepan; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat cream, mustard, salt and red pepper to boiling. Reduce heat; stir in Cheddar cheese with wire whisk until smooth. Pour sauce over macaroni. Stir in tomatoes and onions. Pour into baking dish. In small bowl, stir together Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs; stir in oil. Sprinkle over top of macaroni mixture.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown.


  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 18-23 min.
  • Success Tip: Be sure to use whipping cream when making the sauce for this decadent mac 'n cheese. Milk or half-and-half are more likely to curdle when combined with acidic ingredients like tomatoes.
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  1. 29 Ratings


This is a WONDERFUL mac'n'cheese recipe and very simple to make. I found the smoked cheddar in the deli/gourmet section of the supermarket and grated it myself. I made sure to use whipping cre...

This is a great recipe. I doubled the amount of sauce because I prefer a creamier mac 'n cheese. I also used whole wheat elbows and drained the tomatoes so that the sauce wasn't overwhelmed wi...

This is really really delicious. I have made this several times. I add 1/2 cup milk because I like it creamier. When I can't find / don't want to pay for smoked cheddar I add 1 - 2 tsp liquid...

Not a keeper, IMO. While I cut down the amount of smoked cheddar by subbing 1/2 sharp, it wasn't very "cheesy". Wouldn't recommend.

i added some sweet italian sausage and fresh basil which made tasted fantastic

OMGoodness! Be prepared to lick the spoon and pot after and during this one! I used table cream (18%) and it didn't curdle. I only used 1/4 of the cheese called for as the smoked cheddar and ...

love it but I cheat completely, using this recipe just as a base. I can only imagine how fabulous it would be if I didn't cheat. I just used a box of plain ole Kraft Mac n Cheese, then added t...

Made it for the first time tonight. Used panko instead of the regular breadcrumbs, will make it again but might need to tweak it a bit....

Delicious and more interesting than the average mac 'n cheese! Will make again when in the mood for mac 'n cheese. Husband loved it too.